Absolutely another best movie Ive seen in a while!!!
The only reason why this is a notch above others such as "Battle in Seattle" is because of the two leads, which also happen to be two personal favorites of mine, and they were great. Gere should really become recognized as a dominant big screen figure for his quality and work. He is really a screen legend.
This is a great original movie, something different, funny and yet deadly serious. Think of it as a real adventure in the modern day.
Basically, join up with Gere and Howard, the best journo crew of the 90's, in a hunt for the most wanted man in Bosnia, a war criminal whom noone can seem to find... but by luck and a little digging, the team end up literally grabbing the tiger by the tail.
The movie is narrated by Terence Howard, and starts off with a great introduction of the characters and the whole philosophy of the movie, which is about digging deep and running hard, and having a good time to boot. (well I certainly did watching this movie)
What is great is that the movie also has underlinings of sarcasm, cynicism, a mix of humor and of course, a good amount of realism which combines into the sort of movie I would personally enjoy, characters I can connect with and a script and story which I can follow as if it were tailor made for my mind to digest.
Its loose and funny, but the story is set and keeps on track. The music is a mix of rock and simple easy beats, which change according to the mood of each scene.
The best way of describing this movie is like watching films like 3 Kings, Jarhead and El Salvador (which i need to buy). You have the easy going, crazy ideals and humor of 3 Kings, the cynicism and narrative style of Jarhead, the emotion and subtle drama and the horror of war from El Salvador. This is about as good as it gets when combining so many unique themes and ideas to make a really good yarn, cause in the end, this is what it really is... a really good story to lose yourself in. No mind numbing violence, no brain dead commentary and stories, just a smooth flick of a team of journalists taking a crack at the impossible.
Simple, easy, enjoyable!
Two thumbs up!!